Tag: illnesses and oral health

Woman Wearing Mask

Mask Mouth | Observations from Your Local Dentist in Glendale, Az

Even before COVID-19, I constantly wore masks while doing dental work. When I am focused on working in a patient’s mouth, it is not uncommon for me breathe through my mouth. This would cause my mouth to become dry. Now that the general population is wearing a mask in public, it is more common for…
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periodontal disease

Does Gum Disease cause Heart Disease? | Dentist 85308

Does Gum Disease cause Heart Disease? The American Dental Association and the American Heart Association have acknowledged the relationship between gum disease, also called periodontal disease, and heart disease. So, what is the link? Inflammation! When the body is fighting off bacteria in the bloodstream, inflammation occurs. Bleeding gums, which occurs when gums become highly…
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Do colds cause toothaches?

I have a cold…and now my teeth hurt! | Dentist Near Me

It’s that time of year. Colds and flu are passed to anyone who wants to breath air or touch anything. A lot of these give us inflamed sinuses. I (Dr. Fink) managed to catch something, and my nose has been plugged for over three weeks and my upper molars hurt to bite on like I…
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